I cannot speak for your particular hardware. I'm not sure if there is a
separate independent hardware watchdog.
I can say, the settings you make with bmc-watchdog may not survive
across a system reboot. It's very possible that after a system reboot,
the BIOS resets the watchdog values back to the system default, no
matter what you previously configured.
On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 18:11 -0700, Won De Erick wrote:
> Hi All,
> We've tried installing the bmc-watchdog utility in IBMx343 running FreeBSD.
> We've found out that it can interact with the built-in management processor.
> When the timer was set to 1 minute using bmc-watchdog -s command, the system
> restarted after the specified time. But this setting did not change the OS
> watchdog timer that was pre-configured using the BIOS utility. How are these
> two differ from each other?
> I've learned some known issues on using bmc-watchdog as specified in the
> Setting the watchdog timer on the user space is incomparable with an
> independent hardware watchdog (is this the case of the built-in management
> processor on the IBM x343 box?). Hope to receive some lights from all.
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